CPD Activities

3- day Workshop on Tobacco Cessation Treatment

3- day Workshop on Tobacco Cessation Treatment

Starting on :08:30 AM 29 July, 2015 Venue:Moi University School of Dentistry, School of Tourism Guest house, next to PDN Complex
Ending on :04:00 PM 31 July, 2015 Max Credits:15
Moderator:Dr. OKUMU BERNARD SANYA Activity Cost: Free Order


1. Dr. Elizabeth Dimba
Oral Pathologist & Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi School of Dental Sciences
University of Nairobi

2. Dr. Mohammed Lukandu Ochiba
Oral Pathologist & Lecturer Moi University School of Dentistry
Moi University

3. Dr. Edith Maraga Kemunto
Dental Surgeon & Assistant Lecturer Moi University School of Dentistry
Moi University


Tobacco use is common in Kenya. Dentist often meet patients who use various forms of tobacco     within their practice. Unfortunately, most dentists are often ill-equipped with the knowledge and     skills to assist patients quit the habit. 
    This is a three day workshop on treatment of Tobacco dependence targeting oral health care     providers. The main aim of the workshop is to develop the capacity of the participants to     independently take smokers through the journey of tobacco cessation. The infroation will be     delivered in form of lectures, interactive group discussions and use of appropriate practical and     role play sessions.


1. To increase the knowledge, practical skills and confidence of dentists to provide the following:
·      a) Brief tobacco interventions
·       b) Intensive counseling
·      c)  Nicotine replacement therapy
2. At the end of this session participants will be able to:
·      i)  Understand the tobacco situation and trends in tobacco use in Kenya
·       ii) Understand the use of brief interventions to assist patients quit smoking
·       iii) Understand evidence based tobacco dependence treatment options including practical counseling, motivational intervention and pharmacological treatment.
·       iv) Freely discuss on the potential for tobacco cessation services as part of charged treatment by dentists.

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